Outdoor Industry Entrepreneur

You thrive in and have a passion for the great outdoors, and you're looking for an educational experience and career that connects to your interests.

As an Outdoor Industry Entrepreneur student, you can also apply to become an Expedition Hunting & Angling Scholar, which provides you with in the woods and on the water courses, adventures, and connections to enhance your education and expand your opportunities.

A Solid Place to Start

As an organization Mid Michigan College has a history of being committed to and supporting outdoor traditions. This has allowed exceptional connections to develop with leaders throughout the outdoor industry, which will allow you to experience a rich, diverse, and dynamic outdoor-focused education, whether transfer-focused or career-ready.

Learn Your Way

Mid offers a wide range of courses across several delivery methods. From on-campus to online and options that let you choose how to attend each course session, you can attend in ways that match your learning style and your busy schedule.

Outdoor Industry Entrepreneur

Mid’s Outdoor Industry Entrepreneur Pathway prepares you to succeed in launching your own outdoor-based business or managing a small-business related to the outdoors. If you have a passion for the natural world and enjoy translating that to creative business solutions, this pathway is for you.


Expedition Scholars participate in experiential learning activities outside of their academic pathway to enhance their education and make connections with industry leaders in their chosen fields of study. Scholars are selected through an application process, and may also receive scholarships to support their success.

Expedition Hunting & Angling Scholars

In collaboration with Rusted Rooster Media, a nationally known and award-winning outdoor production company, and other partners, scholars will learn what it takes to excel in a variety of outdoor-related careers, strategies from experts in the field, and how to apply their new skills gained from participating in outdoor adventures like salmon fishing, turkey hunting, and more. Learn more about becoming a scholar today!

Related Programs & Pathways

Dean of Business & Professional Studies
Lead Instructor